And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:1-4).
Today's Morsel: They say that the fastest growing denomination in the world today is Pentecostals. People are looking for and returning to the original pattern as it was on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem (Acts 2). Many churches have erred from that original pattern. Moses was told to see that he made all things after the pattern (Hebrews 8:5). Pews are empty. Young people are looking, but they aren't content with churches that do not preach the original apostolic message that Peter, Paul, and the rest of the apostles preached. Many churches are developing program after program in hope to pull and maintain the masses, but until they return to the original message that Jesus said to preach and to teach, programs aren't going to get the job done. As Ford Motor Company says, "Quality is job one." People want change in their lives. They know that Jesus is the answer, but if the message is sugar coated and watered down, it's not going to do what it was intended to do. As Paul told the church at Galatia, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed" (Galatians 1:6-8). Therefore, any church and its members that say that they are born again Christians, their message must be the same as the apostles. The original church all had a common salvation, Jude said, ( Jude 3). The New Testament church began on the Day of Pentecost with Peter preaching repentance, baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the infilling of the Holy Ghost. Death, Burial, and Resurrection, The Gospel. And it began with power, the Holy Ghost, and with much assurance (1Thess 1:5). Do you know your church's doctrine? Is it based on the original pattern given on the day of Pentecost?
Sing: I'm a Pentecostal, I am not ashamed, just read the book of Acts, we are still the same. We worship only one God, Jesus is His name, we are apostolic.... in every way.